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  • Perry hits Romney on 'Race to the Top' -- but also Jeb Bush

    09/27/2011 10:24:12 AM PDT · by WFTR · 41 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    Rick Perry today spread a web video accusing Mitt Romney of taking two sides on a centerpiece of Barack Obama's education policy, Race to the Top. The issue came up in Thursday's debate in Orlando and Romney distanced himself from earlier comments, made a few days earlier in Miami. But in attacking Romney, Perry is by extension taking a shot at Jeb Bush, who has praised Obama's initiatives. ... The Washington Post notes that Perry selectively edited out the end of Romney's remarks, where he says "but for me, get that back to the state level."
  • Meet The ‘Endangered’ Critter That Could Halt A Fifth Of America’s Oil Production

    05/03/2011 5:21:51 AM PDT · by WFTR · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 3, 2011 | Christopher Helman
    The dune sagebrush lizard is a 3-inch critter that lives only among stands of shinnery oak, which itself is a somewhat rare tree that lives only in the sandy soil on something like 4 million acres spread between Roswell, New Mexico and Midland, Texas. The area around Midland is known as the Permian Basin, and is one of the oldest and most prolific crude oil regions in North America.
  • Louisiana Election Returns

    10/02/2010 9:40:06 PM PDT · by WFTR · 24 replies
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana voters chose leaders for various across the state on Saturday. Some of the bigger races being watched in the Baton Rouge area are:
  • Rottweiler Kills Florida Toddler

    12/13/2009 12:40:53 PM PST · by WFTR · 83 replies · 2,178+ views ^ | December 13, 2009
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Dec. 13) - Authorities say a Rottweiler attacked and killed a Florida toddler when the boy reached to pick up a cookie he had dropped.
  • Life Coaching Carrie Prejean

    11/17/2009 10:37:16 PM PST · by WFTR · 6 replies · 867+ views
    Fox Business ^ | Monday, November 16, 2009 | Nancy Colasurdo
    A life coach’s open letter to Carrie Prejean, including some suggested affirmations: Dear Carrie -- Since you’ve decided to put yourself in the spotlight by writing a book about your experience in the Miss USA pageant, and subsequently invite all forms of reaction to it, I’m writing to put in my two cents. I don’t know you, but after reading Still Standing it seems that what you think about gay marriage is small potatoes. Your story is about so much more than that now. It’s about shining a scathing spotlight on that throwback to the 1950s -- the pageant circuit....
  • *** Singles' Christmas and Holiday Thread ***

    12/06/2008 8:48:32 PM PST · by WFTR · 99 replies · 1,363+ views
    December 6, 2008
    Merry Christmas!Greetings Singles! A few months ago, we decided to try to run a monthly thread, but as you can see, we haven't had much luck. Life has been busy for me and I know for at least one other host. We've had the misfortune of seeing the least qualified candidate ever nominated by either party elected to our nation's highest office, and that event has certainly hurt the morale of many of us. By this time next year, Pelosi, Reid, and SOBama may have shut down Free Republic by application of the so-called "fairness doctrine." They're doing their best...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** August 1 - 3 "Open Line Weekend"

    08/01/2008 3:50:13 PM PDT · by WFTR · 35 replies · 51+ views
    August 1, 2008 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles' Thread - Open Line Weekend" Rush Limbaugh has been a success on the radio for nearly twenty years and once a week offers his listeners the chance to choose a topic for daily discussion. In the year-plus that we've hosted this thread, we've never made a similar offer, so on behalf of your hosts, I'm declaring "Open Line Weekend," the weekend when you the posters get to choose the topics. You get to choose any main topics or just ask random "bonus questions." I may chime in with a bonus question or two later, but...
  • AP Web Survey: Pet Owners Prefer McCain

    07/08/2008 9:21:35 PM PDT · by WFTR · 17 replies · 41+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON — If the presidential election goes to the dogs, John McCain is looking like best in show. From George Washington’s foxhound “Drunkard” to George W. Bush’s terriers “Barney” and “Miss Beazley,” pets are a longtime presidential tradition for which the presumed Republican nominee seems well prepared, with more than a dozen. The apparent Democratic nominee Barack Obama, on the other hand, does not have a pet at home, although he has promised his daughters a dog after the election, win or lose. The pet-owning public seems to have noticed the difference. An AP-Yahoo News poll found that pet owners...
  • *** Official Weekend Singles' Thread - May 30 to June 1 - Crushes ***

    05/30/2008 6:04:37 PM PDT · by WFTR · 101 replies · 170+ views
    May 30, 2008
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles' Thread!! This weekend's topic is crushes, and once again, this one wasn't my idea. The idea may still be interesting, and we'll see what people have to say. Just in case, I'm going to try to give some extra bonus questions. A couple of things are true about crushes. First, everyone has had them. Second, I'm not sure that anyone really likes admitting them. If I'm right, maybe this will be a difficult thread, but I'm not going to ask anyone to admit to anything. A third thing about crushes may be that we don't...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** April 25-27 - The Car (a liberal's enemy)

    04/25/2008 3:05:06 PM PDT · by WFTR · 162 replies · 166+ views
    April 25, 2008 | WFTR
    Americans like the freedom to travel. That trait makes sense. This continent was settled by people who were willing to travel in order to make a better life. One could say that the association between freedom to travel and prosperity is in our genes. The old GM commercial said, "It's not just your car. It's your freedom." Movement has always been a defining part of our culture. Today, we have cars. In the past, we had horses. In either case, the means of travel was personal and represented a private possession. Our heritage and history are not oriented towards mass...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** April 18-20 - Those Difficult Conversations

    04/18/2008 5:16:41 PM PDT · by WFTR · 145 replies · 74+ views
    April 18, 2008 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles' Thread!! We all have certain conversations or kinds of conversations that we thoroughly hate. On a singles' thread, maybe the first one that comes to mind is the "just friends" talk. Most of us hate to be on either end of that one. Maybe a few people enjoy giving that talk but not receiving that talk. I don't want us to focus on just that conversation, but I want to throw open the general topic. What accident was I in and what head injury did I have that made me come up with this subject?...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** March 28-30 - Platonic Friends and Marrying Ugly

    03/28/2008 3:56:43 PM PDT · by WFTR · 234 replies · 1,475+ views
    March 28, 2008 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles' Thread The last thread I hosted was called "The Bucket List" and was based loosely on a movie that I'd never seen. I'm repeating the idea of threads about movies I've never seen again this week. In my defense, this one wasn't my idea. Someone else suggested a discussion of platonic friendships between men and women and the idea from the "Harry met Sally" movie that those friendships can't exist. I'm going to add an idea from a news story this week in part because the story seemed amusing and in part because I wonder...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** March 7-9, 2008 - The Bucket List

    03/07/2008 4:48:43 PM PST · by WFTR · 123 replies · 832+ views
    March 7, 2008 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles Thread! For a few months this winter, I regularly saw ads for a movie called The Bucket List. I haven't seen a movie in years, and I was never all that excited about seeing this one. However, the ads made clear the theme of the movie. Apparently, two old friends make a list of things that each of them would like to do before they die or "kick the bucket" as the old expression goes. They decide that they will do these things together, and the rest of the movie is about their adventures as...
  • Not Ending Today

    01/28/2008 10:43:14 PM PST · by WFTR · 2 replies · 25+ views
    vanity | January 29, 2008 | WFTR
    In a few minutes, I'm going to bed. When I awake in the morning, Florida Republicans will be voting in the Republican primary. By this time tomorrow night, we may know which candidate has won Florida's 57 delegates to the Republican National Convention. The media will spend all day promoting the Florida primary as the deciding factor in 2008 primary race. Doing so will help them get better ratings tonight and sell papers tomorrow. By Thursday, the media will be declaring that the race for the nomination is not finished. Whether they believe that the race is finished or not,...
  • **The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread***Jan 18-20 2008 - Home Remedies

    01/18/2008 4:54:24 PM PST · by WFTR · 88 replies · 301+ views
    January 18, 2007 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles Thread Okay, here's the story. I'm sick, and I'm grumpy. We don't have a planned topic for tonight, so I'm going to try to make a "good" from two "bads" or a "right" from two "wrongs." I arrived home from Christmas vacation on the 29th of December with a sore throat. I spent the 30th, the 31st, and the 1st trying to get better but only got worse. I worked on the 2nd and 3rd. I was off the 4th through the 6th and actually got better. I wasn't 100%, but I was close. I...
  • Presidential Candidates Dodge Tough Science Topics

    01/04/2008 9:14:50 PM PST · by WFTR · 22 replies · 249+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 04, 2008 | Robin Lloyd
    You're wading knee-deep in science if you're following the presidential primaries this year, but in some cases, the candidates' positions are as clear as mud. Stem-cell research, climate change, alternative fuels and creationism versus evolution in public education are acknowledged by even some of the most marginalized candidates. More broadly, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, John McCain and Barack Obama have directly criticized the current Bush Administration for its science policies, with accusations — based on numerous media reports — ranging from data distortion to research censorship. "I respect scientists and the scientific method, so I believe that policy should be...
  • Boy can't sleep without six-metre snake

    11/27/2007 6:06:44 PM PST · by WFTR · 12 replies · 551+ views
    Live News ^ | November 28, 2007 | Jesse Perez
    Usually it's a cuddly teddy bear or a favourite action figure that kids need before they can get to bed. But not for Cambodian six-year-old Sambath Uon; he needs "Lucky", his trusty six-metre long python, before he can sleep. "I love the python like my sister," Sambath said. "All my friends are jealous of her." Sambath first encountered the snake when he was three months old, and Lucky was only 50cm. His parents didn't like to see Lucky with Sambath, and tried to take her back into the forest three times - only to find that Lucky would keep returning...
  • FOX News Poll: Half of Voters Eye Candidates' Abortion Stance

    10/26/2007 5:10:37 PM PDT · by WFTR · 123 replies · 120+ views
    FOX News ^ | Friday, October 26, 2007 | By Dana Blanton
    NEW YORK — Even though few Americans say abortion will be the most important issue for them in the upcoming election, nearly half say they need to know a candidate’s position on abortion before deciding their vote for president. A FOX News poll released Friday shows that 45 percent of Americans need to know a candidate’s position on abortion before they vote, while 53 percent say it is not something they need to know. ... The poll finds that 53 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal if the baby has a fatal birth defect, including 26 percent of...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** Oct 19-21, 2007 - Interrogating Freeper single DCBryan1

    10/26/2007 1:49:23 PM PDT · by WFTR · 106 replies · 66+ views
    October 26, 2007 | DaveLoneRanger
    Welcome to the Singles Thread! Several weeks ago, we mentioned the idea of interviewing individual members, in the interest of getting to know one another a little better. Freeper DCBryan1 gave me a holler and said he’d volunteer to be a guinea pig. Since he’ll be deploying before long (he can’t say where, else he’d have to kill you) but judging from his profile, he’s already very accomplished and has had some very interesting life experiences. (Either that, or a pathological liar with access to our country’s intercontinental ballistic missile system, in which case I’m moving to New Zealand.)...
  • *** The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread *** September 21-23, 2007 - National Singles' Week

    09/21/2007 3:12:46 PM PDT · by WFTR · 124 replies · 84+ views
    September 21, 2007 | WFTR
    Greetings, and Welcome to another Weekend Singles' Thread. This week is National Unmarried and Single Americans Week or National USA Week as the sponsors like to say. The official website for this week is at . This "celebration" started on Monday and will run through the weekend. The celebration is being promoted by a group called "Unmarried America" that calls itself "an information source for the new unmarried majority." This group is trying to capture and represent the interests of all unmarried people and wants to reach out to those beyond traditional "singles" to include widows and widowers, homosexuals,...
  • *** The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread *** September 14-16 2007 - Saving and Investing

    09/14/2007 3:18:34 PM PDT · by WFTR · 113 replies · 479+ views
    September 14, 2007 | WFTR
    Greetings, and Welcome to another Weekend Singles' Thread. I've been planning all week to do one theme this weekend, and I realized just a few minutes ago that the theme that I planned is a week early. Furthermore, the discussion that I wanted to start was one that Dave wanted to join, and he won't be here this weekend. Because my timing would be wrong for the original theme and because I'd like to let Dave participate, I'm going to change topics at the last minute. (My apologies to the other hosts.) If things seem disjointed and unorganized, there's a...
  • *** The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread *** August 17-19 2007 - Online Dating Sites

    08/17/2007 3:09:50 PM PDT · by WFTR · 111 replies · 1,290+ views
    August 17, 2007 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles' Thread Welcome to the thread. We're glad to have you here. This weekend's topic is online dating sites. We've all seen the ads for e-Harmony on TV and for at various places around the internet. Yahoo has a personals section. AOL has a personals section. Craig's List has a personals section (if your immune system is strong enough). The local ISPs in most major cities often have personals ads somewhere on their websites. Many specialty websites have arisen for special interest personals. and RepublicanPeopleMeet come to mind. The question is "Are any of...
  • Oklahoma Police Kill 5-Year Old Boy While Shooting at Snake

    08/05/2007 1:43:10 PM PDT · by WFTR · 69 replies · 3,226+ views
    FOX News ^ | Sunday, August 05, 2007 | AP
    NOBLE, Okla. — A stray bullet fired by a police officer trying to shoot a snake hit and killed a 5-year-old boy fishing at a nearby pond, officials said. Austin Haley was fishing with his grandfather, Jack Tracy, Friday evening when Tracy said he heard a shot and saw a bullet hit the water just a few feet in front of the boat dock where he was standing. Moments later, a second shot was fired that hit Austin in the head. A Noble police officer who had responded to a report of a snake in a tree apparently fired the...
  • *** The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread *** July 20-22, 2007 - Single and Conservative

    07/20/2007 3:26:49 PM PDT · by WFTR · 282 replies · 1,670+ views
    July 20, 2007 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Singles' Thread As always, we welcome people to talk about whatever is on their mind. This weekend's suggested topic is being single and how singles identify with conservatism, but if anyone has other thoughts, please feel free to post them. If you have ideas that are better than the "official" topic, we may follow your lead completely. If you just want to sound off about something else, we'd love to hear what you have to say. We may discuss it in detail, or we may swing back to other topics. The suggested topic for this weekend is...
  • *** The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread *** June 15th - 17th 2007

    06/15/2007 4:51:54 PM PDT · by WFTR · 101 replies · 714+ views
    6/15/2007 | WFTR
    Are you an introvert or an extrovert? In our ongoing series of "get acquainted" threads, this weekend's topic is whether folks are introverts or extroverts and how the difference might affect us. In any discussion of this topic, an important point is to define what each of these personality traits means. An inaccurate and abbreviated definition, likely spoken by an extrovert, would be, "Extroverts like other people and introverts do not." A more accurate and interesting definition that I've read in many recent articles is that extroverts are people who are "recharged" by their interactions with other people and drained...
  • The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread -- May 18-20 -THANK YOU DOLLY and Snugs!!!

    05/18/2007 5:57:33 PM PDT · by WFTR · 79 replies · 721+ views
    5/18/2007 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles' Thread! We've been out of business for a few weeks, but we're going to try to make another attempt at having the weekend singles' thread. I'm going to suggest a couple of topics. One will be a fun topic for anyone who wants to discuss it. Another will be a more serious topic about the direction of the thread. If at all possible, I'd like to hear from as many of you as possible. First, the fun stuff. Mid-May is a time when many people are starting jobs, and in many cases, the job is...
  • Potential presidential pets

    05/17/2007 7:03:31 PM PDT · by WFTR · 42 replies · 686+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 15, 2007 | Bill Hageman
    The Associated Press asked the presidential candidates what pets they had at home. ... As for the rest of the candidates, here's what AP reported: ...
  • Conscience Voters (vanity)

    03/05/2007 10:41:27 PM PST · by WFTR · 460 replies · 2,850+ views
    vanity | March 6, 2007 | WFTR
    Conscience VotersThe Case Against Rudy - Part 1 We've spent the past few days hearing people denounce Ann Coulter for her use of a slur against homosexuals during her speech at the CPAC conference. Presidential candidates have condemned her remarks. Those who dislike her already have been quick to say, "I told you so." Some who liked her previously are now trying to distance themselves from her. Some of the reaction is just politically correct posturing, but some of the anger represents genuine offense at the public use of a crude epithet. I won't pretend to sort the posturing from...
  • An unofficial weekend (substitute) thread - Feb 9-11 (the dark side?)

    02/10/2007 11:08:57 AM PST · by WFTR · 58 replies · 484+ views
    A recent "Valentine's" discussion thread turned to flame wars and ended when someone complained to the management. That end is unfortunate because the thread might have provoked some worthwhile discussion. I can't quote the exact question, but the general thought was: For those who aren't in a meaningful relationship on this Valentine's Day, what are you doing to prepare for that relationship when it comes? I'm a lonely single, and I realize that the week around Valentine's Day can leave many of us with feelings a little more raw than usual. I realize that for many of us, the first...
  • Snake Bites the Toxic Toad That Feeds It--and Spreads Its Poison

    01/29/2007 9:04:17 PM PST · by WFTR · 4 replies · 306+ views ^ | January 29, 2007 | JR Minkel
    It sounds like something straight out of a video game: A snake collects toxin by biting a poisonous toad and uses that venom as a defense against hawks and other predators. But that is exactly what researchers say the Asian snake Rhabdophis tigrinus does, based on studies of glandular fluid from hatchlings and adult snakes on two Japanese islands. Some R. tigrinus snakes carry toxins called bufadienolides in their nuchal glands, sacks located under a ridge of skin along their upper necks. When threatened, they arch their necks, exposing the poisonous ridge to an antagonist. The clawing and biting of...
  • Snakes help soothe the joints at spa

    01/26/2007 8:34:17 PM PST · by WFTR · 16 replies · 332+ views
    TALMEY EL'AZAR, Israel, Jan 25 (Reuters Life!) - Hold the Dead Sea salts and tea-tree oil. An Israeli health and beauty spa has introduced a new treatment to its menu -- snake massage. For 300 shekels ($70), clients at Ada Barak's spa in northern Israel can add a wild twist to their treatment by having six non-venomous but very lively serpents slither and hiss a path across their aching muscles and stiff joints. "I'm actually afraid of snakes, but the therapeutic effects are really good," customer Liz Cohen told Reuters Television as Barak let the snakes loose on her body....
  • The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread -- Life's Highlight Reel (November 17th -19th)

    11/17/2006 2:54:09 PM PST · by WFTR · 94 replies · 785+ views
    November 17, 2006 | WFTR
    Life's Highlight Reel Anyone who's ever watched more than a few episodes of Married With Children is familiar with what character Al Bundy considers the only feature in a highlight reel of his life. He speaks with great pride of the night he scored four touchdowns for "Polk High" in a football game. Otherwise, he sees life as a long series of dull, anticlimactic events. While I don't remember him speaking of any kind of highlight reel of life, his references to "the night I scored four touchdowns" are part of what put the idea in my head. I'd like...
  • The average American at 300 million

    10/18/2006 6:39:06 PM PDT · by WFTR · 89 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 10/18/2006 | Tom Van Riper
    As the U.S. population crossed the 300 million mark sometime around 7:46 a.m. Tuesday (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), the typical family is doing a whole lot better than families were in 1967, the year the population surpassed 200 million. Mr. and Mrs. Median's $46,326 in annual income is 32% higher than their mid-1960s counterparts, when adjusted for inflation, and 13% more than those at the median in the economic boom year of 1985. And thanks to ballooning real-estate values, average household net worth has increased even faster. The typical American household has a net worth of $465,970, up...
  • S. 786 National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005 (Introduced in Senate)

    04/27/2005 6:55:38 PM PDT · by WFTR · 35 replies · 958+ views
    Thomas ^ | 4/14/05 | Rick Santorum
    National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005 (Introduced in Senate) S 786 IS1S (Star Print) 109th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 786To clarify the duties and responsibilities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 14, 2005 Mr. SANTORUM introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation A BILLTo clarify the duties and responsibilities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the...
  • Truly Failing Our Children

    02/06/2005 11:45:29 AM PST · by WFTR · 2 replies · 142+ views
    personal commentary | February 6, 2005 | Bill Kelly
    I recently read an article on the Fox News website about higher percentages of children being overweight and how this trend is evidence that our education system is failing our children in physical education. The article had the standard statistics about percentages of students who take phys. ed. and the standard stories about most classes being games where athletic kids dominate and non-athletic kids stand quietly and inactively to the side. I don't remember specific recommendations, but the implication was that we should demand that schools offer better physical education and demand that kids be required to take these classes....
  • (Satire) Osama bin Laden killed! (Satire)

    10/31/2004 12:41:40 AM PDT · by WFTR · 3 replies · 94+ views
    Osama bin Laden was killed early this morning in a firefight outside a village in the mountains of Pakistan. In a pre-dawn raid, special forces units from the Pakistani military, with support from U.S. Green Berets, raided a village where Al Qaeda members were suspected of hiding. Fighting was particularly intense at one end of the village where Al Qaeda members were staying in a few houses. The exact circumstances of bin Laden's death are not known. His body was found a few hours after the raid in some brush behind a house. Speculation is that he tried to escape...
  • Where have all the good men gone?

    01/27/2003 5:48:22 PM PST · by WFTR · 33 replies · 350+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/27/03 | Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
    CHRISTINA IS 31, slim, pretty, a younger and darker-haired Annette Bening. The daughter of a professor and an artist, she grew up in a family where books, politics, and international sabbaticals filled her early life. After attending an elite boarding school in New England, she went off to college where she got interested in women's political issues and began to work in campaigns. In the years following college, she moved into progressively more responsible jobs as a fundraiser for Democratic women candidates and causes. At the time we met, she is working as the director of an international relations consulting...
  • A letter of thanks from Dr. Richard Ferrier to President Bush

    01/18/2003 8:12:21 AM PST · by WFTR · 7 replies · 409+ views
    Declaration Foundation ^ | 1/17/03 | Dr. Richard Ferrier
    January 17th Dear Mr. President, Please accept my thanks and praise for your decision to direct the Solicitor General to file a brief opposing the blatant race preferences practised by the University of Michigan. You are right to say, in forceful terms, that it is wrong for government to favor or disfavor American citizens because of their race. You are also right to point out a corresponding wrong, the "soft bigotry of low expectations." And you are right to ask us all to have high and honest standards, in schools, in the workplace, and everywhere else. Finally, you are right...
  • Boycott Tennessee Petition (Idiot officer shoots dog.)

    01/10/2003 3:33:45 PM PST · by WFTR · 10 replies · 173+ views
    They have started a petition for a boycott of the state over the dog-shooting incident. I don't think a boycott would work or be that worthwhile, but I hope it forces the state to discipline some very bad police officers.
  • Croure Scores "The Great Debate"

    11/21/2002 10:49:07 PM PST · by WFTR · 2 replies · 369+ views ^ | November 18, 2002 | Jeff Croure
    Croure Scores "The Great Debate"Landrieu's Positives:She was very smooth as usual and in command of the issues. I felt that the debate allowed her to address a number of topics on which she had studied her statements and positions very thoroughly. Landrieu's Negatives:On several occasions, she came across as evasive, especially on the issue of the Bush tax cut. Russert had a hard time getting her to commit on the abortion question as well. By mentioning her 91% voting record with the NAACP, Landrieu showed how she is trying to be all things to all people, especially since she says...
  • Senate campaigns begin to heat up

    11/21/2002 10:36:45 PM PST · by WFTR · 26 replies · 493+ views ^ | November 19, 2002 | John Hill
    <p>BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has a new campaign thrust which came through very clearly Monday.</p> <p>While rival Republican U.S. Senate candidate Suzanne Haik-Terrell was campaigning in Monroe and Lafayette with Vice President Dick Cheney, Landrieu was in Northwest Louisiana, campaigning with local Democratic mayors, among them Keith Hightower of Shreveport and George Dement of Bossier City.</p>
  • Louisiana Pro-Family Rally

    10/24/2002 9:31:57 PM PDT · by WFTR · 6 replies · 359+ views ^ | October 2002 | Perkins for Senate
    Louisiana Pro-Family Rally We Need God in America Again Where? Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's Campus in Baton Rouge When? Saturday, October 26, 2002 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Come to hear: Award winning Christian singer Carman Nationally known speakers like: Phyllis Schlafly, Dr. Lawrence White, Woody Jenkins, Bay Buchanan, Art & Gail Moore and other pro-family leaders along with a special message from Dr. James Dobson Master of Ceremonies: Moon Griffon Hosted by: U.S. Senate Candidate Tony Perkins Parking and Admittance FREE!! For more information, please visit the Tony Perkins website at
  • Liberal Senator Landrieu

    10/13/2002 9:24:18 PM PDT · by WFTR · 26 replies · 751+ views
    Witness for the Right ^ | 10/13/02 | Bill Kelly
    Liberal Senator Landrieu Mary, Mary, quite contrary how do our taxes grow to Hillary and the DNC you just won't learn to say "No!" With less than a month to go before election day, Mary Landrieu is pretending to be a "conservative Democrat." She is touting a voting record that is "74% in agreement with President Bush" and trying to pretend that the agenda she's advancing isn't out of step with the voters of a state that supported President Bush in 2000. In all honesty, her record isn't the worst in the Senate, but she is being a hypocrite...
  • Ascension Parish GOP Forum (Freep Report)

    08/31/2002 12:12:12 PM PDT · by WFTR · 16 replies · 469+ views
    Witness for the Right ^ | 8/31/02 | Bill Kelly
    I've written a fairly long account of a candidate forum presented Thursday night (8/29) by the Ascension Parish Republican Party. I'm going to post the main substance of this article here and invite everyone to read further details on my website. What's posted here is my impressions of the three main candidates and an overall impression of their race. Many thanks to the local party for giving me the chance to meet all three candidates. Candidates' names are linked to their official websites. Suzanne Haik Terrell has some interesting positives and possible negatives in this campaign. She is the least...
  • Lack of Interest in Sacagawea Coin

    04/13/2002 6:45:01 PM PDT · by WFTR · 23 replies · 509+ views
    The Associated Press | 4/13/02 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    WASHINGTON - The golden Sacagawea dollar coin was supposed to be jingling in pockets across the country by now. Instead, the U.S. Mint is cutting back on production because people just aren't interested. For now, the Mint won't make any more new dollar coins for banks, retailers and others to use to make change. But it will produce some coins for collectors. Since their much ballyhooed debut just more than two years ago, the golden-colored dollar coins have struggled to catch on and become a staple in cash registers, change purses and pockets. But the sour U.S. economy, which ended...
  • HiJackers in Cockpit at Take Off (Thread II)

    09/24/2001 7:17:19 PM PDT · by WFTR · 108 replies · 1,319+ views
    As of 2 minutes ago, there wasn't a second thread. I am having a hard time reading and responding on these big threads, so I'm opening a second one. The original started with: Just announced on Fox News. Cockpit recorder on as yet identified plane identifies one of the pilots in jump seat was possible hijacker. Says He was already in cockpit when flight took off. FBI sources quoted At least dozen other flights had Middle East types sitting in other planes and dozens of uniforms stolen since 1994.
  • Banning ESCR outside the sixty lines

    08/11/2001 12:48:53 AM PDT · by WFTR · 10+ views
    Stem Cell Debates ^ | 8/11/01 | WFTR
    If the sixty existing lines of embryonic stem cells are enough to do ESCR, we should enact at least a temporary ban on destroying more embryos to harvest embryonic stem cells. As President Bush stated in his speech last night, we have enough material to do this research. By banning development of further embryonic stem cell lines, we give all Americans some time to consider the entire issue more carefully. If the scientists argue that the existing lines are not enough to do this research, they need to explain why they need more lines and how many lines they need. ...
  • If you can't beat them, lie! (Vanity)

    05/27/2001 6:22:35 PM PDT · by WFTR · 12+ views
    Vanity ^ | 5/27/01 | Bill Kelly
    If you can't beat them, lie! That seems to be the theme of the liberals in the Senate as Jim Jeffords makes the switch from liberal Republican to liberal independent. Jim Jeffords is a liberal, and his past shows that he is willing to lie to advance the liberal cause. When asked about Juanita Broaddrick's allegation that Bill Clinton raped her in an Arkansas motel room, he called it "a private matter." He even said that it didn't have a bearing on how he carried out his duties. When asked for clarification by his interviewer, he said that if she ...

    05/24/2001 3:12:34 PM PDT · by WFTR · 98+ views
    Thursday, May 24, 2001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: NANCY IVES (202)224-7130 Statement by Senator John McCain on Senator Jim Jeffords WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "I am sorry to see Senator Jeffords, an independent, principled Senator, leave the Party. Despite occasional policy differences between us, I have long respected Jim Jeffords' integrity, and his conscientious service to his constituents and to the nation. He placed what he perceived as the national interest before partisan or personal interests, and though we may disagree over whether his positions on one or another policy question were the right course for our government or the country ...
  • Swamp Saga (Satire)

    04/06/2001 11:11:11 PM PDT · by WFTR · 7+ views
    Witness for the Right ^ | 4/7/01 | Bill Kelly
    "There he is." Jason whispered to his brother. "I see him." Ron whispered in return. The brothers crouched in the bushes and watched the man making his way through reeds. He was tall and awkward. Every so often, he stepped ankle-deep in the mud. He muttered as he pulled his foot from the slime and tried to wipe his boots against the grasses. His boots were new and looked expensive. In fact, his whole outfit was new, expensive, and obviously came from those stores that cater to yuppies who want to look like outdoorsmen. "Why is he here? What does ...